- Side sees all-rounder as potential long-term leader
- England working with CSK so Stokes is fit for Ashes
Ben Stokes is being groomed as a possible long-term captain of Chennai Super Kings as he prepares to start the Indian Premier League this year as a specialist batter.
Stokes heads into the tournament with English fingers crossed that he is fit to play a full role in the Ashes this summer after a longstanding knee injury curtailed the all-rounder’s role with the ball during the recent 1-1 Test series in New Zealand.
Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/28/chennai-super-kings-line-up-new-signing-ben-stokes-for-captaincy-cricket under the title “Chennai Super Kings line up Ben Stokes as future captain in IPL”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.